Got a problem guys with my RIVBE plans... I got a PreOrder in with newEgg within the first 12 hours. So I am very close to the first batches being shipped.
That's the good news..
The bad news is I just picked up two Titans here to replace my 780 Classifieds, thinking I could sell the Classys for a nice chunk. Well, NewEgg has dropped prices, yet again, down to the $550 range. And with the game bundle and other discount, it's getting really hard to sell the classys. Getting very low ball offers, that I can't take for these beasts (both overclock memory to 7,800 with 1.7V, easy).
With that said, where I thought I was going to be out $400 for the difference - it's now looking to be $600 or more.
So, I am thinking of cancelling my pre-order
And going with an Open Box Rampage IV Formula instead from NewEgg.
Here's what I need out of a motherboard below. I've been through about 6 motherboards in the last two months, and I have had my hands on a RIVF and RIVE that i assembled for other customers and they were flawless. Except, i didn't get to test the RIVF too much:
- Solid overclocks on all 6 cores. The RIVE is perfect for this, allowing me to set two cores to like 47, two more to 46 and the last two to 45. Can the RIVF do this?
- Ability to actually push the CPU just like I can the RIVE. Can the RIVF match the overclocking of the RIVE? Say, to 4.9 under 1.55V or something? Purely for benches and scoreboarding. LOL
- Bclk strapping (setting 160/180 or even 200 BCLK and scaling memory accordingly)
- SpeedFan support of the CPU fan. Very long story, but basically I have built a custom TEC waterchiller using the 730X' H2C system and ESA master control board. It all hinders off of the motherboard's ability to control the PWM for the CPU Fan. The RIVE actually pissed me off with this, as it won't go lower than 20% - so with the RIVE, I have to use SpeedFan to get around the RIVE's limitations. Does the Formula support SpeedFan?
And I really love the black color scheme. It was a serious decision maker in even going with the RIVBE with my brushed aliminum chassis, polished panel, and braided hoses for the water tubing. The red-n-black schema is, well, kind of out dated.
Memory overclocking isn't a big thing for me. I got Titans and CPUs to play with.
If anyone needs to know, 4930k, 2x Titans, AX1200, dedicate fans over the VRM heatsink, etc.
If someone wants my spot for the RIVBE, send me a PM and we can work something out - if I go with the Formula.Edited by eduncan911 - 11/14/13 at 7:09am